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Director  Joseph Losey
Duration  
Music director  Egisto Macchi
Country  United Kingdom
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama, History
Running time  1h 46m
Writer  Nicholas Mosley
Language  English
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Release date  20 April 1972
Screenplay  Nicholas Mosley, Franco Solinas, Masolino DAmico
Cast  Richard Burton (Leon Trotsky), Alain Delon (Frank Jackson), Romy Schneider (Gita Samuels), Valentina Cortese (Natalia Trotsky), Duilio Del Prete (Felipe), Enrico Maria Salerno (Salazar)
Similar movies  From Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, Dr. No, The Living Daylights, The Spy Who Loved Me, Hitman: Agent 47

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The Assassination of Trotsky is a 1972 British film directed by Joseph Losey with a screenplay by Nicholas Mosley. It starred Richard Burton as Leon Trotsky, as well as Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. A few years after release, The Assassination of Trotsky was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

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Plot

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Exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929, Leon Trotsky travels from Turkey to France to Norway, before arriving in Mexico in January 1937. The film begins in Mexico City in 1940, during a May Day celebration. Trotsky has not escaped the attention of the Soviet ruler of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, who sends out an assassin named Frank Jacson. The killer decides to infiltrate Trotsky's house by befriending one of the young communists in Trotsky's circle.

Cast

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  • Richard Burton : Leon Trotsky
  • Alain Delon : Frank Jacson
  • Romy Schneider : Gita Samuels
  • Valentina Cortese : Natalia Sedowa Trotsky
  • Luigi Vannucchi : Ruiz
  • Jean Desailly : Alfred Rosmer
  • Simone Valère : Marguerite Rosmer
  • Duilio Del Prete : Felipe
  • Jack Betts : Lou (as Hunt Powers)
  • Michael Forest : Jim
  • Claudio Brook : Roberto
  • Joshua Sinclair : Sam
  • Giorgio Albertazzi : Commissioner
  • Production

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    In 1965 Josef Shaftel optioned the novel The Great Prince Died by Bernard Wolfe. The film was a co-production between the French Valoria Company and Dino De Laurentiis. It was to be shot in England but was eventually filmed in Mexico. The movie used the Isaac Don Levine's book, The Mind of an Assassin as a source.


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    References

    The Assassination of Trotsky Wikipedia
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